In every bookstore bargain bin you’ll find at least one book of quotations. In fact, there’s a good chance it will be called Book of Quotations. Within its pages are eloquent ramblings from an endless number of wordsmiths and scholars (but mostly Buddha, Mother Theresa, and Woody Allen). One of the nice things about these books is that they’re typically divided into alphabetical categories for whichever area you’re needing inspiration at the moment. We thought it would be fun to create a “book” like this for some of our fave ANTM quotes. Read on and, of course, contribute your own!
Tyra Banks: "I want you to be all you can be, not bitch all you can bitch."
Lisa, Cycle 5: "Everyone just needs to calm down. Take a break. Eat a cookie."
J. Alexander: "Walk like you’re walking through hell in gasoline-soaked pajamas."
Twiggy: "Is Jay-Z a pop singer? It’s not my age group!"
April, Cycle 2 (on the male models): "These girls, myself included, have been like monkeys in a cage, and you drop big bananas inside, of course they're going to tear the peels off."
J. Alexander (on Toccara's breasts, Cycle 3): "When she released those puppies, they were full-grown dogs."
Jade, Cycle 6: "I’ll always remember this, shooting with an elephant. It reminds me of an ancient dinosaur. ‘Cause they are in the dinosaur family."
Tyra (to Kendal, Cycle 15): "You’re like a new colt that is ready to run. Your legs are wobbly, you’re unsure of yourself, and you continue to fall down in the hay."
Kathleen, Cycle 8: "I believe that if the animal's alive, you shouldn't kill it to make a fur coat or anything, but if it's already dead then you can take the skin off and just make a coat."
Elyse, Cycle 1: "Giselle coined the term 'heat wave' as a euphemism for farts, which I think thus far is her major contribution to society."
Allison, Cycle 12: "I have a really big fascination with blood, and I think it just looks really pretty."
Kendal, Cycle 15: "I don’t like semen. I don’t like semen on my hand."
J. Alexander (on Sheena, Cycle 11): "You look like Victoria Secretions!"
Tyra (to Tiffany, Cycle 4): "I was rooting for you! WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU!"
Janice Dickinson (to Gina, Cycle 6): "Zip it, bitch. Zip it. You’re dead in my book."
Jay (on Dionne, Cycle 8): "I love that she has diarrhea of the mouth because we don't have to hear in a photograph."
Andre Leon Talley (to Kendal, Cycle 15): "Your colonne vertebral is expressing to us confidence."
Tyra (to Chris, Cycle 15): "I like this picture of you, Chris, in the wide. It has a sexuality that borders on a slight hoochie, but you didn’t get off on the hoochie stop. You stayed on the train."
Leah, Cycle 6: "I'm awesome. I'm like the best go-go dancer ever to be created."
Dominique, Cycle 10: "Like Martin Luther King had a dream, I have a dream, too, and I’m gonna be like Donald Trump."
Paulina Porizkova (on Marjorie’s photo, Cycle 11): "This is the headless horseman drowning in a pool of his own blood."
Janice (on Kesse's photo, Cycle 1): "You look like you escaped from a mental institution. This is the worst photograph I have ever seen. Your arms look amputated, your legs look amputated, and you it looks like you have a penis. Sorry."
Janice Dickinson (on April's photo, Cycle 2): "She looks like the batteries died in her vibrator."
Andre, Every Five Minutes: "Dreckitude!"
Jade, Cycle 6: "This is not America’s Next Top Best Friend."
Chris, Cycle 15: "Kacey comes up with some plan to try and get to know all the girls. We’re just not best friends with her, but we’ll give her a chance to, you know, play the reindeer games, Rudolph, come on."
Janice Dickinson: "Don't get me going, short, fat, squatty, bald, blind boy."
Nole Marin: "Don't worry, my plastic surgery victim freak of nature."
Caridee, Cycle 6: "The only famous person from North Dakota is Paul Bunyan, and he's dead."
Natalie, Cycle 12: "I really like Audrey Hepburn. I love her in Dinner at Tiffany's."
Jade, Cycle 6: "Love is such a distraction. It’s a beautiful thing, but it will kill you."
J. Alexander: "My motto is, walk like it's for sale and the rent is due tonight."
Tyra: "Once you plant seeds of success, your tree will bear fierce fruit."
Bre, Cycle 5: "Stealing is taking it, you don’t know who took it, and you never see it again."
Natasha, Cycle 8: "When you name something, you can spell it as wrong or as right as you want."
Clark, Cycle 11: "I am representing bureaucracy. I don’t really know what that is."
Norelle, Cycle 3: "Opening a sliding door in Japan seriously takes five minutes."
Natasha, Cycle 8: "I just want to tell you that some people have war in their countries."
Erin, Cycle 13: "Honestly, I don't know anything about Tibet except that people want to free it."